Portrait of Edward L. Giovannucci, M.D., Sc.D.
Edward L. Giovannucci, M.D., Sc.D.
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Dr. Edward Giovannucci graduated from Harvard University in 1980, and received a medical degree from University of Pittsburgh in 1984. He did his residency in anatomic pathology at the University of Connecticut, and then completed a doctoral degree in epidemiology from the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health (HSPH) in 1992. Currently, he is a Professor in the Departments of Nutrition and Epidemiology at HSPH. Over the past several decades, Dr. Giovannucci’s work has been based largely in the Nurses’ Health Study I & II and the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study. His research focuses on how nutritional, environmental, and lifestyle factors relate to various malignancies, especially those of the colorectum, other gastrointestinal cancers, and prostate cancer. A specific interest has been understanding etiologic mechanisms underlying the relation between nutritional factors and cancer. He serves on the expert panel member for the World Cancer Research Fund/American Institute of Cancer Research.